CHEEZO Ride Again!

I first wrote last December about a criminal defense attorney’s use of the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct to make the Internet safe for child predators. CHEEZO’s story went national, which led to an invitation from Law360 to contribute an updated article to its excellent Legal Ethics Section in February. Then, with two new blogs in production, this week CHEEZO again caught the public’s attention. My comments on ABA Opinion 477R will just have to wait.

Earlier this week the Colorado Supreme Court posted a Notice of Public Hearing and Request for Comments on aproposed change to Colo. RPC 8.4(c). ABA Rule 8.4 is the primary basis on which attorneys have been disciplined for conducting or directing pretextual investigations. The proposed change is one I have been advocating for since 1999, and was the subject of the very first article posted on in April 2012.

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